Once Upon a Time... The Americas

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Once Upon a Time... The Americas
Created byAlbert Barillé
Developed byProcidis
Voices ofRoger Carel
Olivier Destrez
Marie-Laure Beneston
Patrick Préjean
Sady Rebbot
Country of originFrance
No. of episodes26
Running time26 minutes
Original networkCanal+
Original release1991 (1991)
Preceded byOnce Upon a Time... Life (1987)
Followed byOnce Upon a Time... The Discoverers (1994)

Il était une fois... les Amériques (English, Once Upon a Time... The Americas) is a French animated TV series from 1991 directed by Albert Barillé. It is part of the Once Upon a Time... franchise. The show aired in the United States on the History Channel in January–March 1995.[1]


The series, aimed at children, tell the story of the American continent through all its settlements (Eskimos, Aztecs, Incas, etc.) and their historical events (conquest of the West, American Revolutionary War, etc.).


  1. The First Americans
  2. The Hunters
  3. The Conquerors of the Great North
  4. The Promised Land
  5. The Tumulus Builders
  6. The Aztecs before the Conquest
  7. Christopher Columbus' Dream
  8. America!
  9. Cortes and the Aztecs
  10. Que viva Mexico!
  11. Pizarro and the Inca Empire
  12. Jacques Cartier
  13. The Age of the Conquistadores
  14. Champlain
  15. England and the Thirteen Colonies
  16. The Indians in the 17th Century
  17. The Indians in the 18th Century
  18. The End of the French Dream
  19. The 13 Colonies Towards Independence
  20. The War of Independence
  21. Ebony Wood (slavery)
  22. The Pioneers
  23. Simon Bolivar
  24. The Gold Rush
  25. The End of the Indian People
  26. Towards the 20th Century

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 596. ISBN 978-1476665993.

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